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Old 08-12-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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Buffing used Jesse Bags

My Jesse bags were acquired second hand, and are powder coated black. They would look better if they were buffed / cleaned up.

Any suggestions on what to use to buff the powder coated bags, and what if any chemicals would you apply to bring back that new look?

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Old 08-12-2014, 05:20 PM   #2
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Pledge, is there anything else???
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:26 PM   #3
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bake 'em? maybe take them to a powdercoater & see if you cab get then to do a re-heat
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:45 PM   #4
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http://www.premiumboatcare.com/megui...hannelid=FROOG

Use a polisher on low speed.

You can get a quite nice shine with it. Add some hard shell wax after.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:55 PM   #5
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Send them to Jesse's

Jesse will re-powder coat them for you but it can only be done once. They will likely re-work the seals too to ensure they are water tight as well.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:45 PM   #6
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Jesse will re-powder coat them for you but it can only be done once. They will likely re-work the seals too to ensure they are water tight as well.
do you have an approx. cost for this service?
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:46 AM   #7
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I asked the same question to Jesse Service when I first got mine. (same deal, got them used, mine are also black and I have some white aluminum oxide starting to show through the pores in the finish as well as a few scratches and scraped corners).

Jesse Service also told me they could be re-powdercoated once, they also suggested rattle can was an alternative idea that could be touched up easily. If you go the powdercoat route, I suspect you'd find a local shop would be cheaper and save you on shipping.

In the end I left mine as they were. My bike is a 2001 1150GS with 96K on it. Yes the boxes have some scratches but they kind of match the bike. If I re-finished them to look like new they would kind of make the bike itself look a little shabby.

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Old 08-18-2014, 10:56 AM   #8
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I pledged

I went to Walmart and got some Pledge. The pledge also is very good for clean some wood picture frames, and table tops, etc.

The pledge helped to clean up the Jesse bags and mounts fairly easily. There are still spots that are not like new, but those spots add to the "character" of the bags LOL.

I really like the Jesse bags, they are so well made, and hold so much "stuff'.

Went for a ride on a very twisty road with very tight curves (1st gear) and the bags didn't scrape, so I guess the rear shock is adjusted properly.
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Who recommended Pledge?
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